Force Quit is a way to quit an app how stops responding on your Mac or iDevice. There is several way to call for a Force Quit on macOs, the most current one being pressing the Option, Command, and Esc keys together.

How to force an app to quit on macOS

  • Press these three keys together: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape) ; then select the app in the Force Quit window and click Force Quit.This is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC.

  • Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.

  • Use the macOS built-in Activity Monitor: select the process you want to terminate and press the cross icon on the top left of the window. In the dialogue that opens, it will offer you the option to Force Quit. enter image description here

How to force an app to close on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. On an iPhone X or later, or an iPad with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, from the Home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause slightly in the middle of the screen. On an iPhone 8 or earlier, double-click the Home button to show your most recently used apps
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.
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